05 juin 2020

Mahakala, Tibet, ca 14° siècle

Lot 177. Mahakala, Tibet, ca 14° siècle. Pierre noire. H. 7 cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €18,000. © Cornette de Saint Cyr le dieu est représenté de manière classique accroupi sur un corps étendu, adossé à un halo flammé. De son cou pend une guirlande de têtes coupées, il tient dans ses mains le kapala et le kartrika. Provenance: - Ancienne collection privée de Lionel Fournier (acquis dans les années 1970-1980)- Vente de la collection chez Christie’s Paris le 12 décembre 2018 Cornette de Saint-Cyr. ART... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:46 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,

04 mai 2020

A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 155. A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily cast standing on a lotus base, the deity depicted with a fierce expression, wearing a foliate crown and a tiger skin dhoti around the hips, his hands holding a flaying knife and skull cup. Note: Originally a Hindu deity, Mahakala was adopted into the Buddhist pantheon as a terrifying God of Retribution. Invoked to inspire awe for... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 376. A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. seated atop a lotus pedestal, holding a skullcup in the left hand, the right posed to hold a now-missing attribute, wearing a flowing dhoti with chased borders, a fluttering scarf, jewelry, and a five-leafed crown fronting a tiered topknot surmounted by a flaming jewel,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Walter Arader at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Seated Four Armed Mahakala, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, Circa 1150. Gilt and Lacquered Bronze, 25 cm (9.8 in). © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Dagger, Tibet or Bhutan, 18-19th century. Steel, silver, gold, turquoise, wood and leather. 43.5 cm / 17.1 in. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) ​Maitreya, Tibet, 15th Century. 8.5 in (21.6 cm). Gilt Copper Alloy. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Walter Arader. Exhibiting... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

Kurkihar Buddha leads Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 16. The Sonnery Kurkihar Buddha, copper alloy with silver and copper inlay, Kurkihar, Pala period, 11th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.2449, 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€850,000 - 1,300,000). Sold for HK$ 21,900,000 (€2,380,253). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The standing 11th century Crowned Kurkihar Buddha, a canonical image in Buddhist art, from Collection FKH, USA, reached the highest auction price at HK$21,900,000 (US$2,329,600) after a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Astamangala. Ancient art from Tibet, Nepal and India @ Asian Art in Brussels

Bookcover (leg-shing), Tibet, around 1200 AD. Painted and gilded wood, 36 x 14 cm. Photo courtesy Astamangala. Astamangala, established in 1979, is the only gallery in the Netherlands specializing in ancient art and ethnographical objects from the Himalayan region. The gallery is situated in the world-famous Spiegelkwartier, the Amsterdam centre of art and antiques. The main focus is on art from the Tibetan Buddhist world, with a large collection of thangkas, sculptures in wood, bronze and copper repoussé, ritual objects,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 12:45 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , ,
23 décembre 2010

Religious life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Buddha, either Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, late 13th–early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gilt bronze; H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Lent by The Palace Museum Although this Buddha's pointed topknot, triangular face, narrow nose, powerful physique, and scanty clothing are based on Indian artistic traditions, several features suggest that this sculpture was made in China. These include the pudginess of the hands and feet and the patterning in the drapery beneath the crossed legs and on the... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2009

Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art @ The Norton Simon Museum

Mahakala, 19th century, Tibet. Opaque watercolor on cotton, comp: 29-3/4 x 19-1/4 in. (75.6 x 48.9 cm); mount: 31 x 20-1/2 in. (78.7 x 52.1 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick, P.2001.07 Visitors to the Museum are accustomed to viewing peaceful, benevolent Buddhist deities, such as smiling Buddhas deep in meditation or serenely blissful bodhisattvas beckoning to us. But scattered throughout the Asian galleries is a striking assortment of demonic, wrathful deities—figures that bare fangs, drink... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2008

From the Lands of Gods : Shiva and family

Layered in myth and legend, Shiva “the Auspicious” is of paramount importance to the Kathmandu Valley. As the object of worship for the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, he is both creator and destroyer, simultaneously embodying the destructive and creative forces of the universe. Shiva has a long history and is said to have more than a thousand names to define his many forms and special qualities. The name for Shiva preferred by the Hindus of Nepal is Mahadeva (the Great God), but he is also known as Maheshvara (the Great Lord),... [Lire la suite]